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SVS Summer Institute (June 25-30)

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.svots.edu/News/Recent/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=266&Itemid=75 or http://tinyurl.com/jhqxx SVS Summer Institute (June 25-30) A short
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2006

      SVS Summer Institute (June 25-30)
      A short term way to study at St Vladimir's Seminary

      The annual St Vladimir’s Seminary Summer Institute is a week-long study
      opportunity for everyone interested in the life of the Orthodox Church;
      clergy and laity, men and women, young and old. Participants are invited to
      delve into important theological questions in small and large group
      discussions all within a context of active involvement in daily worship. A
      combination of lecture and interactive workshops will explore this year’s
      theme “A Christian Ending to our Life: The Mystery of Death.”

      “Everyone speaks of death as something that concerns us all,” says Dr
      Peter Bouteneff, SVS Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology and organizer
      of this year’s institute. “But do we all understand the same thing about
      death? A physician, a theologian and an insurance salesman will speak
      differently about death. And anyone’s perspective changes when they look at
      their own death or that of a loved one.”

      A full cycle of services in the seminary's chapel is at the center of the
      activities that define this edifying week. The SVS Summer Institute
      provides opportunities to make and renew friendships, to interact with SVS
      faculty and guest lecturers. Participants will enjoy being on the beautiful
      campus, taking advantage of the SVS bookstore, and having access to the
      seminary’s library.

      The daily program allows for several different ways to participate in the
      institute. Participants may attend specific lectures and activities focused
      on Liturgical Music, or Theology and Pastoral Practice. Those in the
      Liturgical Music track will receive training in singing, conducting, and
      composition, and also attend lectures on such topics as Interpreting Music
      for the Departed and Hymns of St. John Damascus. Those in the Theological
      and Pastoral track will explore topics such as Life and Death Today:
      Ethical Issues, Death in the Old and New Testament, and Legal implications
      of Death: Wills and Living Wills. There is a section on the website with a
      detailed list of planned sessions.

      Participants in both tracks will also hear lectures by guest faculty, who
      include some of the most gifted scholars, practitioners, and writers in the
      Orthodox Church today, such as David Bentley Hart, Fr John Garvey, and Lila
      Kalinich. These and other distinguished guests will join SVS faculty and
      staff members during several days of the institute in order to interact
      with participants in lecture as well as in informal question-and-answer

      A new feature being offered this year is an intensive twelve-hour
      for-credit course on Christian counseling in relation to death and dying
      taught by Dr Albert Rossi, clinical psychologist and SVS Adjunct Professor
      of Pastoral Theology. Dr Rossi will cover topics including: an Orthodox
      vision of death; tasks of mourning; grief; suffering and pain management;
      children and death; suicide; euthanasia; miscarriages; and abortion. Those
      in the course will acquire counseling skills through an interactive and
      discussion-oriented learning style.

      For more detailed information about the theme , sessions , faculty ,
      features , registration, fees, accommodations, and the concurrent youth
      institute , please follow the appropriate links. Registration forms can be
      downloaded from the website and are also available by emailing
      events@... This email address is being protected from spam bots, you
      need Javascript enabled to view it or calling (914) 961–8313.
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